Josh Johnson is making a business out of keeping secrets.Josh Johnson is confident he can turn any nook and cranny in your home or office into a hidden room or secret compartment.He just wants to make sure his young company isn’t one of them.Johnson, 33, started Covert Concepts Secret Door Co. almost four years ago, opening a shop on South Fifth Avenue in Wilmington.
The wide–spreading interest in a possible apocalyptic event – marked by the popularity of television shows like “Doomsday Preppers” and “Under the Dome” – has led many on the hunt for survival supplies. In lieu of this, Covert Concepts is offering something beyond readiness tools — a safe space to store these necessities within preppers’ own homes.
Founder and owner of Wilmington-based Covert Concepts Secret Door Company, Johnson builds hiding places for valuables, safe rooms “for personal security” or “the ultimate playroom for your kids,” according to his website.
Covert Concepts, 1308 S. Fifth Ave., incorporated in October 2009.
While my home happens to have a few guns, it is also a household of five, including three little girls ages 4, 7, and 9. It took my wife and I, my wife especially, a while to warm up to having them around (the guns, I mean).
The trim work on this mantel looks like it’s just for show. But upon closer inspection you’ll find that it frames the doors to several secret compartments, hidden behind the structure. Designed by Covert Concepts, it’s perfect for storing valuables, fireplace accessories—or simply around-the-house junk, when surprise guests come calling.